Well done on your successful application to join the ACE IT programme! We’re excited to have you as part of the upcoming cohort. So that we are able to satisfy our funders and to provide you with a range of valuable support free of charge, we need you to complete a registration form. This is the final step in joining the programme.Registration Form
We endeavour to provide your business with a seamless journey throughout your time receiving support as part of the ACE IT Programme. Depending on your application and your subsequent agreement with the ACE IT team, this may include:
• One-to-one mentorship sessions
• Project meetingswith the ACE IT team
• Consultancy with industry and academic experts
• Product development support
In return, we expect our members to engage with the programme as appropriate to your ACE IT agreement.
All members will receive access to group workshops with external consultants and/or specialist organisations. One-to-one sessions with mentors will be made available for businesses as appropriate.
The ACE IT Project team will be on hand for account management along the way. Through this we commit to providing a minimum of 12 hours’ support to each SME per cohort, although we expect this to be much higher and it largely depends on how much you engage with the support on offer.
Stage 2 Applicants
We’re reviewing Stage 2 Applications and will be selecting the highest potential projects that best match the support that ACE IT can offer. As part of this process, businesses we believe are most appropriate for Stage 2 will be invited for initial scoping sessions with experts from across LSBU’s School of Arts & Creative Industries (ACI) and UAL’s London College of Communications. These sessions will help us gain a better understanding of your objectives andwhether we are able to support your product development. After these scoping sessions, we will confirm whether we are able to support you in Stage 2 as a priority. Other high-potential businesses that we might be able to support willbe offered a wait list position. If we cannot support your business, you will still be able to access Stage 1 support and apply for future Stage 2 support as and when your business is ready for it.
Stage 2 Services: Academic Collaboration
The scope of Stage 2 academic collaboration is tailored to take your product development to the next level. It may include design or development consultancy, technical support, user testing or research projects.
All projects, inline with ACE IT programme outputs, must lead to the creation of a new product, process or service to your business. Additionally, where there is scope to do so, the academic team will seek to write up the project findings as a research (or other) paper to be submitted for publication.